What is your macro light beer of choice?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by cmiller4642, Aug 15, 2022.

  1. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    Mine is definitely Miller Lite. To me it just has a better taste than Bud or Coors (which are sweet). Miller has a much more 'bread like" taste and while it's not an IPA or a good German Lager it's definitely not foul swill.

    I'll grab a Miller when I just want an ice cold can of beer on a warm day in the way I want a Coke. Something quick to get a bit of that good old fashioned beer feeling. It's nostalgic to have it right out of the can.
  2. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Does Amstel count? If not, I like Coors Light. To me it's the least foamy of the bunch. One reason I dislike most light beers isn't because they taste bad or anything. They usually just seem over carbonated and make me feel like a balloon if I have more than one.
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  3. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    I look at the craft beer that I like and the light macro beer that I like as 2 different things. I see a Miller as an alcoholic Coke if that makes sense. It's a generic cold refreshing drink that can give you a buzz if you pound back a few.

    Kinda like going to McDonalds vs a steakhouse for a good burger at lunch. Sometimes I want that double quarter pounder and the salty fries.
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  4. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    I feel that, no judgement here. I drink normal (non-light) macro lagers all the time. Like I mentioned, there's something about most light ones that bloats me up that doesn't seem to carry over to the non-light versions. Well, that and the normal ones do have a bit more flavor all-around.
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  5. Scrapss

    Scrapss Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    My vote is for Miller 64 only because it has just enough flavor to make it worth drinking a few beers and it jives with a Keto/20:4/IF/OMADEOD eating pattern.

    I tried the seltzers, other small beers, etc. just does not give me that "beer experience" as well as a few Miller 64's do. I wish I could get ESB or milds in the 3.0%-ish range with this low of carbs and more flavor for a reasonable price.
  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    Where are all the Busch Light lovers?
  7. Foyle

    Foyle Sep 29, 2007 North Carolina

    For taste, Amstel Light. Otherwise, I purchase based on best price (I also except free beer when offered :slight_smile:). Between Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light, and Mich Ultra (which I believe are 'top 4' in sales now) I would pick Miller Light if they were all priced the same.
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  8. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Apr 9, 2015 California

    Whats a macro light beer?
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  9. Mgh2001

    Mgh2001 Dec 3, 2021

    Miller High Life is the lightest macro beer I drink.
  10. cyclonece09

    cyclonece09 Aug 5, 2008 Wisconsin

    High Life or MGD (same beer different finish)
  11. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    If I had to choose, I'd go with Miller Lite. It's kinda like asking who the nicest SS officer was, though.
  12. SILVER

    SILVER Jan 3, 2007 Florida

    I don't have one. If someone offers me one, I'd be polite and accept it, but I would not buy, one.
    So my favorite would be a free one.
    Nice and cold! Ahhh...
  13. zeff80

    zeff80 Feb 6, 2006 Missouri

    If I'm going light...It's Miller Lite or Coors Light. But if I'm buying cheap macro, it's PBR (not Light).
  14. BigIronH

    BigIronH Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Coors Light, Busch Light, I’ll occasionally do a Bud Light. Hell, who am I kidding? I’m not turning down a cold beer no matter what it is. Cheers.
  15. defunksta

    defunksta Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    Would agree with Miller Light. Not sure if it's bready, but I would describe it as a corn type of flavor. Maybe it's not pleasant, but definitely more flavor. More than other macro light lagers. According to my ratings on BeerAdvocate Labatt Blue gets the highest rating. I'll have to go back and try that one again.
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  16. pbrian

    pbrian Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    I’m with a couple other posters, I don’t buy them myself but if I’m offered one or there are some left over in the fridge from my girls buying them, I’ll drink them and don’t really care which one it is, I kinda enjoy all of them for what they are. It’s funny, I can’t say that for some high priced IPAs or such, at least you know what youre getting with cheap light beers. Hell, there were some year old Coors Lights left over at the beach house that were perfectly fine when I had them this summer. If I had to pick, Miller lite I guess would be my choice.
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  17. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Miller Lite if I had to drink one.
    I'd often grab one after my shift in the kitchen, as it was cold, quaffable & refreshing.
    Then, I would have a real beer.
    I used to drink Sam Adams Lightship decades ago as a thirst quencher, but I haven't had the new version.
  18. ZAP

    ZAP Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota
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    I differ here. I thought it had a nice malty flavor but unfortunately it is discontinued as far as I know
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  19. ZAP

    ZAP Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota
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    I just had this conversation with my wife after biking 45 miles today while pounding a couple Mich Golden Lights in the parking lot afterwards before hitting some brew pubs.

    Miller Lite=Most character, flavor and most like a regular AAL

    Coors Light and Mich Golden Light.=Best for drinking when thirsty as noted in the circumstance above....


    Busch Light=Water flavored with a touch of beer...I avoid this at all costs.

    Regular Mich Light is good. Not a big fan of Bud Light but I can drink it if offered...

    Labatt Blue Light is ok....Leinie Light and Grain Belt Premium Light are closer to the Busch Light experience...I'm forgetting many but the best is probably Miller Lite but I also enjoy Coors Light and Mich Golden Light..
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  20. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    In the last couple days I have seen a lot of third reich references on beerAdvocate and wonder how one can compare beer to anything of the sort. To be edgy?
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  21. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Ice water.

    I either drink or I don't.
  22. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    This is me. While I enjoy various craft lagers, I'd rather drink a diet coke or a sparkling water than a light AAL. There's never a time when I'm in the mood for a light AAL.
  23. ZAP

    ZAP Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota
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    I have no qualms with that but personally would much, much prefer a light AAL over those options..several actually...
  24. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    When it’s been 90s and humid for a month. No rain for two. The grill is searing meat and frowning upon the vegetable skewers.

    High life. Bottle. Out of the freezer. delicious
  25. nomisugitai

    nomisugitai Mar 11, 2006 New Jersey

    I don't drink macro light beers. I have no problem drinking macro regular beers.
  26. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Everyone should drink what they like, and if there are occasions when you'd prefer to drink a light AAL, you should. Personally, I find light AALS to be insipid, watery, bland and a waste of calories. Hence my reason for preferring a diet coke or sparkling water.

    I like the taste of a good lager and don't want or need a watered down version of one. But that's just me. If you enjoy a glass of light AAL, who am I to suggest you drink something else. Cheers!
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  27. thebeeremptor

    thebeeremptor Aug 12, 2018 California
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    Miller Lite is my preferred.
    I'll take Coors Light if that's not available, I avoid Bud Light (far too sweet).
    For US macros not labeled as "light," it's Hamm's, Montucky or Budweiser.
    For non-US macros, Pacifico with some tacos on a hot summer day is hard to beat.
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  28. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg May 5, 2015 Illinois

  29. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Rhode Island has Chair 2 Light Lager. Its basically a "craft" version of a macro light lager. Less than 10 bucks a 6 pack. Definitely worth it as a alternative. They also have a light wheat and light IPA.
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  30. shadyside

    shadyside Feb 27, 2011 Georgia

    I have never had a macro light that I liked.
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  31. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I too agree here. For my palate Miller Lite has a more malty/grainy flavor which almost has a nutty quality to it.

    I personally do not purchase Light/Lite beers but I have consumed them while attending events/parties.


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  32. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Montucky is a macro? Isn't it just a contract-brew - only around 50k bbl/yr according to the Brewers Association - brewed at City in LaCrosse and, apparently, Avery in CO (inset).
  33. dcotom

    dcotom Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I don't drink macros (or anything owned by AB-InBev) and I don't waste calories on "light" beer unless it's an English mild, a wild ale, or something similar. If I'm in the mood for something light and relatively flavorless, I'll go for a diet Mountain Dew or a bottle of spring water.
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  34. budsNpils

    budsNpils Aug 6, 2021 Texas
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    Miller or Bud light. I'd never purchase them tho.
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  35. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Go figure, I didn't know Avery made Montucky out here. They (currently) brew Prost, so I guess it shouldn't be a surprise considering the size of that facility. No clue if things have changed, but the last time I was in La Crosse, nobody had heard of Montucky. They could name every contract item from the common to the obscure, but that one seemed to be a mystery. Apparently they don't (or didn't) sell it there and they don't do tasters of it, either.
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  36. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Oct 17, 2012 Texas
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    All I know is Bud Light is the worst of them.
  37. thebeeremptor

    thebeeremptor Aug 12, 2018 California
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    Interesting. I've looked at the label seeing Boulder but never put it together. I never would have guessed it was Avery contract brewing it.

    I guess I should say as far as macro in its flavor and target market but yes, their barrelage doesn't really count as macro. My bad.
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  38. Mugman8

    Mugman8 Sep 30, 2018 New York

    My best low calorie beer is Guinness Stout. My favorite for inexpensive, pure clear beer is Weihenstephaner Helles.
  39. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Ah, not really. :wink: The term "macro" (like the seemingly disappearing "BMC" ?) is sometimes used as a descriptor for an AAL type of beer, even though both terms were originally used to refer to breweries larger than big :grin: or the 3 former flagship beers that got them that way.

    Plus, having only heard the name I'd just never really looked into Montucky until now, and previously the "Cold Snacks" part of the name had me assuming it was some sort of flavored seltzer or FMB.
    #40 jesskidden, Aug 16, 2022
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2022
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